Montreal Alternative Investment Forum

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With volatility returning in markets, alternative investments have solidified their important place in institutional and retail portfolio construction. This inaugural flagship AIMA Montreal Alternative Investment Forum aims to discuss current trends impacting hedge funds, liquid alternatives, private credit, private equity and more.




09:00 am Opening Remarks


09:05 am Macroeconomic Case for Alternative Investments

Nelson Cheung

Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager, Formula Growth


09:30 am Hedge funds: Portfolio Fit for All Seasons

Sandy Poiré

Portfolio Manager, Absolute Return Team, CN Investment Division

James Perry

Head of Institutional Investor Solutions, Maples Group

Aaron Stern

Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, Converium Capital


10:10 am Designing External Portfolio Management Excellence

Odrée Ducharme

Managing Director, Fund Investment and External Management Strategy, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)


11:00 am Private Markets and the Big Valuation Question

David Kushner

Chief Investment Officer, City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System


11:40 am Key Due Diligence Considerations in Alternatives

Max Kimpton

Manager, Operational Due Diligence Specialist, Innocap


12:30 pm CIO Perspective: Alternative Approach to Fiduciary Leadership

Eduard van Gelderen

Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSP Investments)

Mario Therrien

Chef des Fonds d’investissement et de la gestion externe / Head of Investment Funds and External Management, CDPQ - Caisse de Dépôt et de Placement du Québec



AIMA Members interested in purchasing a sponsorship package can contact Maryam Idroos. More details on packages can be found below:

Montreal Alternative Investment Forum sponsor package.pdf


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